BBB: The Economics of Imagine Austin

BBB: The Economics of Imagine Austin
Capital of Texas Media Foundation/the Austin Monitor
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
Austin, TX


What makes for sustainable development? How best to build a city that never seems to stop growing? And what is the relationship between city code and Austin’s future? Join us for the Austin Monitor’s next Beers, Brains, and Betterment event, a look at the econonics of Imagine Austin. Panelists include urban planner Heyden Black Walker, CodeNEXT Code Advisory Group member Jim Duncan, the Austin Neighborhoods Council’s David King, AURA’s Steven Yarak, and City of Austin CodeNEXT representative Matthew Lewis. As per the usual, Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin will moderate.

If there isn’t a torrential downpour, I’m planning on going to this.

The event was cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled.

For whose who were planning on attending this event, it has been rescheduled to July 27th. All original tickets will be honored, per an email from Moderator Michael Kanin today.

BBB: The Economics of Imagine Austin
Hosted by Capital of Texas Media Foundation/the Austin Monitor
Monday, July 27, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702

Did you know that there is an amazing team of housing planners working hard to tackle the issue of housing in Austin? Neighborhood Housing & Community Development devotes a number of staff to working on affordable housing, permanent supportive housing, veterans housing and housing policies and research. Come meet them!

This will be an opportunity to discuss with the planners what that action plan means for Austin. Bring your questions and join the conversation!

Join us Tuesday, July 7th at Mijo’s Tex Mex & Cantina. RSVP is open at

In Fiscal Year 2015 -2016, the City of Austin expects to receive continued federal funding through four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with A IDS (HOPWA). In order to receive these HUD grants, the City of Austin must submit an annual Action Plan to HUD that provides the community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities with regard to housing, community development, economic development, and public services. The City has developed a draft of its Fiscal Year 2015-16 Action Plan with input from Austin residents through the community needs assessment process and has released the draft for public review. The final Action Plan is due to HUD on or before August 15, 2015. You can review the plan here at